This Help Scout SDK is a Python wrapper for the Help Scout API. The Help Scout API allows developers to programmatically read and write data hosted with Help Scout. Help Scout is a web-based customer service solution that appears to be regular email, without any visible ticket numbers or log-in requirements.
FullContact has announced the CardShark API. The CardShark API allows users to "to send images of business cards to FullContact, and...receive back a response containing transcribed structured contact data." The advantage the API method of optical character recognition over competitors lies in the ability to send contacts to devices and applications beyond the device that captured the initial picture.